Our outer appearance is affected by a many factors, including sleep, diet, hormonal imbalance and dehydration. Certain foods can improve your natural beauty. Hair and nails are made up of the protein keratin and can be nourished by a protein rich diet full of vitamins and minerals. For beautiful hair and nails, make sure you incorporate the following food groups into your meals:
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. For shinier, glossier hair, omega 3 fatty acids will help keep your scalp healthy and hydrated, also preventing dandruff. It is also vital for the nourishment of hair follicles and may restart hair growth, and help hair grow quicker and stronger.
Optimum zinc levels are important to keep your immune system healthy and ensure the body can renew itself. Adequate zinc will help strengthen hair and nails, assisting in new growth.
Vitamins, in particular vitamin A, will help protect your hair and nails from becoming brittle. Vitamin A also helps skin maintain sebum production – crucial for keeping skin healthy, needed to support hair follicles and nails.
Hair and nails are made of the protein keratin, in order for your body to renew hair and nail growth to the optimum, you need to ensure you are eating an adequate level. Protein fortifies the hair root, preventing hair loss.
Adequate biotin (vitamin K) can play a part in keeping your scalp healthy, it has also been reported to help repair brittle nails.
Drink plenty of pure water to help keep your skin hydrated, healthy skin is vital for growing healthy hair and nails and ridding the body of toxins.
Massage your scalp when using an organic conditioner for a few moments. This will help relieve a tight and dehydrated scalp, ensure a thorough cleanse to unblock follicles and stimulate new hair growth.
Both Jojoba oil and Argan oil are not only conditioning for the skin but can be used to treat dry, brittle hair and nails. Using anatural oil in damp hair will give it the extra vitamins and minerals it needs to stay soft, shiny and in optimum condition.
Zoya Anchor Base Coat will strengthen and protect brittle and weak nails. The Anchor Top Coat can also be used to protect nails and prolong colour.
By Nina Weston
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